The band Asking Alexandria might not be the same band that some fans remember. Guitarist Ben Bruce started a band with the same name in Dubai under a completely different lineup and a different style. It was only when Bruce moved back to England and reused the name for the popular metalcore band that the name truly gained recognition. Asking Alexandria stands apart from other metalcore bands with their speed, their intensely physical concert dates, and surprisingly melodic clean vocals. Metal fans can check out the incredible speed and power of Asking Alexandria on their upcoming tour dates in 2011 as they promote their new album, Reckless & Relentless.
Asking Alexandria has only been around since 2008, but they have paid their dues in England and the US. Before recording their first album, the band played extensive concert dates in the UK and the US in 2008. After gaining a decent following, Asking Alexandria recorded their debut album, Stand Up and Scream, in 2009 right before being signed to Sumerian Records. Despite the previous year full of tour dates, the album was such a success that the band spent most of 2009 playing concert dates with bands like Alesana and Evergreen Terrace.
2010 was an even busier year for Asking Alexandria; the band worked on a reissue of Stand Up and Scream called Stepped Up and Scratched, which has a more dustup vibe than the original. The band also worked extremely hard on their newest album Reckless & Relentless while playing numerous tour dates on a number of separate tours with Attack Attack!, Dance Gavin Dance, We Came as Romans, and the Thrash and Burn Tour with Born of Osiris.
With Reckless & Relentless released on April 5, 2011, Asking Alexandria is scheduling even more concert dates to promote the album. Tour dates for 2011 will include plenty of popular metal bands, including Evergreen Terrace, Emmure, Chiodos, Miss May I, and Lower Than Atlantis. The Reckless and Relentless Tour is currently on the US leg of its tour dates, making their way up the West Coast and weaving back and forth over the Canadian border. The European leg of 2011 tour dates will begin with a sold out show in London on April 22 and will continue throughout Western Europe and South Asia until late May, returning to Europe for the final few concert dates.
August Burns Red:
August Burns Red, who initially formed in March of 2003, began this writing process almost immediately after finishing their shattering debut, Thrill Seeker, at the end of 2005, collecting ideas to follow up that disc with something even bigger. The five members of August Burns Red spent almost the entire year and half they were touring in support of Thrill Seeker penning the songs that landed on Messengers, eventually entering the studio in February 2007 in Nashville with Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Himsa, Dark Tranquility, Extol), with whom the fivesome co-produced the album. The group spent the month refining the tracks into the aggressive, pounding songs you hear on the finished album.
We Came As Romans:
We Came as Romans arrived onto the midwestern metalcore scene in 2005, playing venues in their hometown of Troy, Michigan. They performed throughout the metro Detroit area and in 2008 the band self released two EP's, "Demonstrations" and "Dreams," both of which were sold at We Came as Romans concert dates and online through iTunes. The band quickly attracted the attention of punk/metal label, Equal Vision Records, who released the band's first full length LP, To Plant a Seed, in 2009. The album generated moderate success on the charts and their first music video, "To Plant a Seed," garnered more than three million impressions on YouTube.
In support of their first album, We Came as Romans concert dates were booked on the Scream it Like You Mean It 2010 Tour and the No Sleep Til' Festival with their predecessor, Megadeath. Following the successful completion of these shows, We Came As Romans tour dates 2011 were scheduled on the Motel 6 Rock Yourself to Sleep Tour which had the band touring the US in January and February. We Came as Romans maintain a busy concert schedule and have been continuously touring since the inception of the band in 2005. While on tour, however, the band finds time to write and produce new music and they are scheduled to record the follow up to "To Plant a Seed," in Spring 2011. An extensive We Came as Romans Tour 2011 has been booked with the band scheduled to perform at venues throughout the country.
We Came As Romans tour dates have been announced with scheduled appearances at the Groezrock 2011 European Tour, with NOFX and the Dropkick Murphys, and the Vans Warped Tour 2011 this summer. In addition to these festivals, We Came as Romans tour dates 2011 are scheduled throughout the Detroit Metro area and select North American cities. Headbangers and metalcore fans alike are screaming at the chance to catch We Came as Romans concert dates. Use Eventful as your source for We Came As Romans tour dates and other metal events, festivals, and concerts.
Born of Osiris:
BORN OF OSIRIS is said to be "an epic mix of intricate and memorable melodies with challenging time signatures that still hold an infectious groove, all while maintaining sheer, tasteful brutality."